Data Analysis Briefs
Measuring human services is essential to enhance the quality of life of the people you support, and ensure your organization's success. No matter if you're working to advance employment opportunities and community inclusion, or improve health, safety and security; data should be driving your decision-making. These data briefs share findings on outcomes in the lives of older adults, people with disabilities and those with mental illness.
CQL has developed a data brief about factors that affect to the likeliness of someone exercising their voting rights, through an analysis of Personal Outcome Measures® interviews.
The State of Transportation for People With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Medicaid HCBS Waivers
The purpose of this article is to examine Medicaid HCBS 1915(c) waivers, to see how transportation is provided and the potential effect on community access and integration. This links to the abstract for the full data report, which can be accessed through paid account with SAGE Journals.
This data brief provides an initial national view of changes in achieved outcomes during a 20 year period (1993-2003), while POM data was collected.
Looking at CQL data and the work of others, the case for meaningful and valued employment for people with disabilities is clear and compelling.
CQL identifies preliminary information gathering objectives for the What Really
Matters Initiative across service settings for people with mental illness, people who
are elderly, and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
CQL reports findings from the national database of the Personal Outcome Measures®, which contain 21 key factors that people receiving services and their families have said are most important to them.
This analysis reveals overall organizational strengths in Accountability and
Person-Centeredness, and identifies challenges for greater systems advocacy.
CQL identifies the most critical areas for organizational focus and quality improvement efforts, which will lead to increased assurances in health, safety and security for people with disabilities.
We see encouraging results with regard to areas of dignity, respect and staff responsiveness. These findings also provide further evidence of previously reported concerns about assurances for individual rights and due process.
Regardless of the data collected or the instrument used, we continue to see clear evidence of organizational challenges in the areas of Social Capital and Community Membership for people with disabilities.
Fifteen years of data analysis demonstrates again and again that two personal
outcomes remain out of reach for most people with intellectual disabilities –
'People live in integrated environments' and 'People perform different social roles.'
Based on over 6,400 interviews with people with disabilities, we confirm that human service organizations have much left to do as field to ensure that people are choosing where they work.
Fewer than half of the people we interviewed are exercising their personally defined priority rights. CQL Accredited organizations do demonstrate the fundamental assurances for protecting people’s rights – policies, practices, and systems.
Our data indicates that health and safety outcomes are more likely to be present when the outcomes of Respect, Intimate Relationships, and Natural Supports are also present.
These findings indicate that, for people with disabilities in our sample, Bridging social capital is found to a much less degree than Bonding social capital.
CQL presents the results of 14 years of data collection. Over 6,400 people with disabilities were interviewed. CQL determined the presence of each outcome measure for those individuals as part of the CQL Accreditation process.